Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you do not have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: Chemistry is essential in modern society. The electronics at the heart of your mobile phone, the fibre optics which bring you high-speed broadband, most of the fabrics and dyes in the clothes you wear – none of these would exist without a thorough understanding of the chemical properties of substances. Teesside University is located in the North East of England - home to some of the most advanced chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world. The employment-focused nature of our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree takes full advantage of the industries in our region to develop the skills and knowledge that employers seek in chemistry graduates. After the course: A chemistry degree provides you with, in addition to a solid grounding in chemistry, a range of skills, such as numeracy, data handling and analysis, teamwork and problem solving, which are highly valued by employers. The chemical industry is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and provides excellent career prospects for our chemistry graduates. But graduates can seek employment in a wide range of industries and organisations, ranging from pharmaceuticals, environmental agencies, processing industries, food, manufacturing and product development, to surprising areas such as publishing and journalism, automotive and aerospace industries, IT and telecommunications, law and business, teaching, and healthcare.